Mara Brendgen

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reactively and proactively aggressive children: antecedent and subsequent characteristics
    Frank Vitaro
    Research Unit on Children s Psycho Social Maladjustment, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:495-505. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining genetic and environmental effects on reactive versus proactive aggression
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 42:1299-312. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Children's disruptiveness, peer rejection, friends' deviancy, and delinquent behaviors: a process-oriented approach
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 19:433-53. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Gene-environment processes linking peer victimization and physical health problems: a longitudinal twin study
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3P8
    J Pediatr Psychol 39:96-108. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?
    Mara Brendgen
    University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 25:277-89. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Do other people's plights matter? A genetically informed twin study of the role of social context in the link between peer victimization and children's aggression and depression symptoms
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 49:327-40. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Gene-environment processes linking aggression, peer victimization, and the teacher-child relationship
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Child Dev 82:2021-36. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Linkages between children's and their friends' social and physical aggression: evidence for a gene-environment interaction?
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8
    Child Dev 79:13-29. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Gene-environment interaction between peer victimization and child aggression
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centreville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 20:455-71. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Links between friendship relations and early adolescents' trajectories of depressed mood
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 46:491-501. 2010

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Reactively and proactively aggressive children: antecedent and subsequent characteristics
    Frank Vitaro
    Research Unit on Children s Psycho Social Maladjustment, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:495-505. 2002
    ..Reactive and proactive subtypes of aggressive 10-11-12-year-old children were compared with non-aggressive children to examine whether the two forms of aggression were differentially related to antecedent and subsequent measures...
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining genetic and environmental effects on reactive versus proactive aggression
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 42:1299-312. 2006
    ..These specific effects indicate that both reactive and proactive aggression may be influenced mostly by socialization experiences that are specific to each type of aggression and only to a very small degree by specific genes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Children's disruptiveness, peer rejection, friends' deviancy, and delinquent behaviors: a process-oriented approach
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 19:433-53. 2007
    ..The discussion stresses the differential role of peer rejection and affiliation with deviant friends in regard to the two outcomes considered in this study and in regard to the time frame when they were measured...
  4. doi request reprint Gene-environment processes linking peer victimization and physical health problems: a longitudinal twin study
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3P8
    J Pediatr Psychol 39:96-108. 2014
    ..This study examined whether (a) a genetic disposition for physical health problems increases the risk of peer victimization and (b) peer victimization interacts with genetic vulnerability in explaining physical health problems...
  5. doi request reprint Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?
    Mara Brendgen
    University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 25:277-89. 2013
    ..The findings emphasize the importance of teaching social interactional skills that promote high-quality friendship relations to help prevent the development of depression symptoms in children...
  6. doi request reprint Do other people's plights matter? A genetically informed twin study of the role of social context in the link between peer victimization and children's aggression and depression symptoms
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 49:327-40. 2013
    ..All of these results were independent of children's genetic risk for aggression or depression. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Gene-environment processes linking aggression, peer victimization, and the teacher-child relationship
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Child Dev 82:2021-36. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint Linkages between children's and their friends' social and physical aggression: evidence for a gene-environment interaction?
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8
    Child Dev 79:13-29. 2008
    ..Instead, friends' social aggression was directly related to children's social aggression, in addition to genetic effects on this behavior. Theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed...
  9. doi request reprint Gene-environment interaction between peer victimization and child aggression
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centreville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 20:455-71. 2008
    ..Different socialization experiences in girls' compared to boys' peer groups may explain the different pattern of results for girls and boys...
  10. doi request reprint Links between friendship relations and early adolescents' trajectories of depressed mood
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 46:491-501. 2010
    ..The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Is there a dark side of positive illusions? Overestimation of social competence and subsequent adjustment in aggressive and nonaggressive children
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal H3C 3P8, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 32:305-20. 2004
    ..This latter result, however, was only true for children who were highly aggressive to begin with. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed...
  12. pmc Peer and teacher effects on the early onset of sexual intercourse
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
    Am J Public Health 97:2070-5. 2007
    ..We examined the links between peer rejection and verbal abuse by a teacher during childhood with the early onset of sexual intercourse and the mediating role of delinquent behavior and low self-esteem in this context...
  13. ncbi request reprint Verbal abuse by the teacher and child adjustment from kindergarten through grade 6
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pediatrics 117:1585-98. 2006
    ..The present study examined (1) the course and stability of verbal abuse by the teacher from kindergarten through grade 4 and (2) the link between verbal abuse by the teacher and children's behavioral, emotional, and academic adjustment...
  14. doi request reprint Gene-environment interplay between peer rejection and depressive behavior in children
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1009-17. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Peer rejection and physical health problems in early adolescence
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:183-90. 2008
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  16. ncbi request reprint Examining genetic and environmental effects on social aggression: a study of 6-year-old twins
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Child Dev 76:930-46. 2005
    ..The correlation between the two phenotypes can also be explained by a directional effect from physical to social aggression...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relations with parents and with peers, temperament, and trajectories of depressed mood during early adolescence
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:579-94. 2005
    ..A problematic relationship with parents increased the odds of an elevated trajectory of depressed mood regardless of individual temperament. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Do friends' characteristics moderate the prospective links between peer victimization and reactive and proactive aggression?
    Véronique Lamarche
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3C 3P8
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:665-80. 2007
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications for victimized children's risk of displaying reactive and proactive aggressive behaviors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do early difficult temperament and harsh parenting differentially predict reactive and proactive aggression?
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, 3050 Edouard Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1J7
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:685-95. 2006
    ..The results relative to harsh parenting are more mixed but nonetheless in line with developmental models stressing different pathways to reactive and proactive aggression...
  20. doi request reprint A monozygotic twin difference study of friends' aggression and children's adjustment problems
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Child Dev 82:617-32. 2011
    ..Differences in perceived victimization by the friend also predicted an increase in MZ twins' differences in depressive symptoms. These results support the importance of friendship experiences during early childhood...
  21. doi request reprint Evidence of gene-environment correlation for peer difficulties: disruptive behaviors predict early peer relation difficulties in school through genetic effects
    Michel Boivin
    Ecole de Psychologie, Pavillon Félix Antoine Savard, 2325 rue des Bibliothèques, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 25:79-92. 2013
    ..These results emphasize the need to adopt an early and persistent prevention framework targeting both the child and the peer context to alleviate the establishment of a negative coercive process and its consequences...
  22. doi request reprint Offspring of parents with gambling problems: adjustment problems and explanatory mechanisms
    Frank Vitaro
    Research Unit on Children s Psychosocial Maladjustment, University of Montreal, 3050 Edouard Montpetit, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3T 1J7
    J Gambl Stud 24:535-53. 2008
    ..These results add to a very small data base showing that children of problem gamblers are at risk for a variety of adjustment problems...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing aggressive and depressed children's social relations with classmates and friends: a matter of perspective
    Mara Brendgen
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 30:609-24. 2002
    ..The implications of these results for the links between children's aggression and depression and their interpersonal relationships are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint Associations of mother's and father's parenting practices with children's observed social reticence in a competitive situation: a monozygotic twin difference study
    Fanny Alexandra Guimond
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, C P 8888 succursale Centre ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3P8
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 40:391-402. 2012
    ..The results from the present study suggest that targeting maladaptive maternal as well as paternal child-rearing practices and psychopathology early on may be useful for reducing later internalizing behavior in the offspring...
  25. pmc Interactive links between theory of mind, peer victimization, and reactive and proactive aggression
    Annie Renouf
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:1109-23. 2010
    ..These findings challenge the social skills deficit view of aggression and provide support for a multidimensional perspective of aggressive behavior...
  26. doi request reprint Longitudinal links between impulsivity, gambling problems and depressive symptoms: a transactional model from adolescence to early adulthood
    Frédéric Dussault
    University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:130-8. 2011
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  27. doi request reprint The development of hyperactive-impulsive behaviors during the preschool years: the predictive validity of parental assessments
    Nancy Leblanc
    GRIP, School of Psychology, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada G1K 7P4
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:977-87. 2008
    ..These results support the predictive validity of parental assessment of hyperactive-impulsive behaviors during the preschool years and their use to identify children at risk for further evaluation and possible intervention...
  28. doi request reprint Altered patterns of brain activity during transient sadness in children at familial risk for major depression
    Mélissa L Lévesque
    CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre, Montreal, Canada
    J Affect Disord 135:410-3. 2011
    ..We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural correlates of sadness, the prevailing mood in major depression (MD), in a prospective, well-documented community sample followed since birth...
  29. ncbi request reprint Joint trajectories of gambling, alcohol and marijuana use during adolescence: a person- and variable-centered developmental approach
    Brigitte Wanner
    University of Montreal, Research Unit on Children s Psychosocial Maladjustment, 3050 Blvd Edouard Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1J7
    Addict Behav 31:566-80. 2006
    ..This cluster may correspond to Moffitt's life-course-persistent group. Findings indicate that early assessment of correlates used in the cluster analysis may be useful for screening and preventive purposes...
  30. doi request reprint Transactional analysis of the reciprocal links between peer experiences and academic achievement from middle childhood to early adolescence
    Marie Hélène Véronneau
    Department of Psychology and Research Unit Children s Psychosocial Maladjustment, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 46:773-90. 2010
    ..These data also suggest that peer rejection in childhood may disrupt future academic achievement. Possible mediating mechanisms, as well as peer selection and influences in the context of social development, are discussed...
  31. doi request reprint The Quebec Newborn Twin Study into adolescence: 15 years later
    Michel Boivin
    School of Psychology, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:64-9. 2013
    ..g., family income) features of the child's environment. This detailed longitudinal information makes QNTS uniquely suited for the study of the role of the early years and gene-environment transactions in development...
  32. ncbi request reprint Differential contribution of parents and friends to smoking trajectories during adolescence
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, 3050 Edouard Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T IJ7
    Addict Behav 29:831-5. 2004
    ..The results are discussed in light of the controversy about the contribution of parents' and friends' smoking behavior to smoking initiation in adolescents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of gambling during adolescence
    Frank Vitaro
    Research Unit on Children s Psycho Social Maladjustment, University of Montreal, 3050 Edouard Montpetit Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1J7
    J Gambl Stud 20:47-69. 2004
    ..e., impulsivity), while the Late Onset group appeared to lie in between these groups. Compared to the Low group, both high groups subsequently had elevated scores on later gambling related problems...
  34. doi request reprint Pathways explaining the reduction of adult criminal behaviour by a randomized preventive intervention for disruptive kindergarten children
    Frank Vitaro
    School of Psycho Education, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:748-56. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify the pathways through which a preventive intervention targeting young low-SES disruptive boys could result in lower crime involvement during adulthood...
  35. doi request reprint Gene-environment interplay in the link of friends' and nonfriends' behaviors with children's social reticence in a competitive situation
    Fanny Alexandra Guimond
    Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal
    Dev Psychol 50:956-67. 2014
    ..e., rGE). In turn, male nonfriends seemed to be more dominant as soon as the target children were reticent, even if the target children did not have a stable genetic disposition for this behavior...
  36. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis of indirect and physical aggression: evidence of two factors over time?
    Tracy Vaillancourt
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Child Dev 74:1628-38. 2003
    ..Findings did not support the notion that maturation is associated with changes in the ways children aggress but rather suggest that children are consistent in the type of aggression they use over time, whether it be indirect or physical...
  37. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on gambling and substance use in early adolescence
    Frank Vitaro
    University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Behav Genet 44:347-55. 2014
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  38. ncbi request reprint Protective and compensatory factors mitigating the influence of deviant friends on delinquent behaviours during early adolescence
    David M Fergusson
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch Health and Development Study, P O Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Adolesc 30:33-50. 2007
    ..These results are discussed in light of the differential roles of moderating and of compensatory factors...
  39. ncbi request reprint "Accept me, or else...": disputed overestimation of social competence predicts increases in proactive aggression
    Bram Orobio de Castro
    Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:165-78. 2007
    ..Longitudinally, disputed overestimation also uniquely predicted changes in proactive, not reactive aggression...
  40. ncbi request reprint The genetic-environmental etiology of cognitive school readiness and later academic achievement in early childhood
    Jean Pascal Lemelin
    Groupe de recherche sur l inadaptation psychosociale chez l enfant, Ecole de Psychologie, Universite Laval, Quebec G1K 7P4, Canada
    Child Dev 78:1855-69. 2007
    ..These results contribute to a better understanding of the early determinants of school readiness...
  41. doi request reprint Predictive validity and early predictors of peer-victimization trajectories in preschool
    Edward D Barker
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1185-92. 2008
    ..However, developmental trajectories of peer victimization, from the time children first begin to socially interact, are not currently known nor are early familial or child predictors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Kindergarten children's genetic vulnerabilities interact with friends' aggression to promote children's own aggression
    Pol van Lier
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:1080-7. 2007
    ..To examine whether kindergarten children's genetic liability to physically aggress moderates the contribution of friends' aggression to their aggressive behaviors...